Puerto Rico
Disaster After Disaster: Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló condemned the Republican tax bill for including provisions that punish US companies doing business on the island. “It is devastating and unconscionable that Congress would do this at this juncture,” the Governor said. Photo credit: Lorie Shaull / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Another Disaster for Puerto Rico: The GOP Tax Bill

Trump is Losing Fox News Viewers ; Death of a CIA Scientist ...and More Picks

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‘Wormwood’ Worms its Way Through Unsettling Death of CIA Scientist (Chris)

Errol Morris’s groundbreaking new docu-series is about the US government’s coverup of the details surrounding the infamous 1953 death of Frank Olson. In this interview with Rolling Stone Morris explains, “I get to tell a story about Eric Olson and his 60-plus years of investigating his father’s murder. I get to tell a story about the family as a whole and the devastating effect that Frank’s death had on them. I get to tell a story about post-WW II America and the unending efforts of the government to prevent us from actually really ever finding out what happened.”

Trump is Losing Fox News Viewers (Reader Steve)

Yes, it’s true. Read why.

Iran Likens US Allegations of Yemen Arms Supply to Iraq WMD Accusations (Trevin)

Thursday’s US presentation, where a case was made for building up a new coalition against Iran, “didn’t come with any specific evidence that the missile was of Iranian-origin, and indeed Yemen has insisted since the firing, it was a missile of their own design. The Saudis initially blamed Iran, and the US presented Iran’s guilt as self-evident.”

Republicans Agree on Tax Bill ‘Of, By and For the Political Donor Class’ (Jimmy)

Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston tells Democracy Now, “So, the way to think about this bill is, this is a shopping list for the clients of Goldman Sachs. Donald Trump ran for president saying that he was going to drain the swamp in Washington. What he’s really done is turned it into a paradise for Goldman Sachs and its clients.”


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